Massive Pileup Shuts Down Interstate 81 in New York

Heavy lake-effect snow is being blamed for the massive pile-up.

— -- A multiple-vehicle crash involving at least 30 cars and four tractor-trailers caused a massive pileup that shut down Interstate 81 in Ellisburg, New York, near Syracuse, state police said today.

Photos and videos posted to social media by motorists show the huge cluster of vehicles tangled up in the snow, each one spun in various directions.